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Sports News of Sunday, 9 July 2017


India U-17 Coach Luis Norton showers praises on Ghana ahead of World Cup clash

India under-17 soccer team coach, Luis Norton de Matos has described African giants Ghana as the best on the continent indicating football is a tradition in the little West African country.

The Black Starlets, two-time World Champions were drawn in Group A alongside host nation India, Colombia and USA.

India will play Ghana for the first time in a competitive game and Norton believes the West Africans stand tall.

“Colombia is very strong in South America. Ghana is a tradition, always a strong team. Ghana and Mali are the two best African teams in this tournament.”

“We’re working for a victory. In football there are no impossible missions. Our opponents are very strong with experience. We are going to fight every moment, for the results.” said Norton.

Ghana will make their first appearance at the U-17 world cup in a decade with their first match against Colombia following the draw on Friday.

The two times champions are poised for a third World Cup glory after winning the title in 1991 and 1995.